Canvass Near You: Be Part of Grassroots Campaigning

 

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The value of grassroots work in a campaign is backed up by the math. The impact of a strong grassroots campaign can be a 3-6% boost in the final polls. If we used the 2008 turnout numbers. where almost 3 million Massachusetts voters came to the polls, that would mean 90,000 -180,000 more votes for Elizabeth Warren! In the 2010 Special Election, Scott Brown won by only 110,000 votes. In 2012, we can win back that margin by building out our grassroots campaign today. With only 50 more votes per precinct, we can overtake that margin in 2012. If we engage with our friends and neighbors, door-by-door, street-by-street, and neighborhood-by-neighborhood, we can win back the United States Senate seat and reelect President Obama.

 

This weekend many events are taking place all across the Commonweath. Below is a list alphabetically by towns. If you need more information on one of the canvasses listed below, call our office at 617-939-0800 and we can plug you into any of them with the direct organizers!

Name Address Day Start End
Acton Canvass 130 Main St Saturday 9:30 AM 12:00 PM
Arlington Canvass Saturday 12:00 PM 3:00 PM
Ashland Canvass 42 Bay Colony Dr Saturday 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
Barnstable Canvass Hyannis Precinct 3 549 W Main Hyannis West Elem School Saturday 9:30 AM 3:00 PM
Bedford Canvass 7/14 75 Great Rd Saturday 10:30 AM 1:00 PM
Billerica Canvass 2 Locke Rd Saturday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Boston - Dorchester Canvass 1906 Dorchester Ave Saturday 11:30 AM 1:30 PM
Boston - JP Canvass 659 Centre St Saturday 11:00 AM 5:00 PM
Boston - JP Canvass 659 Centre St Sunday 4:00 PM 7:00 PM
Boston - Mattapan 1350 Blue Hill Ave Saturday 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
Boston - Mission Hill Canvass 1618 Tremont St Saturday 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
Boston- South Boston Canvass Corner of E 3rd and I (letter) St. Sunday 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
Boston- South End Canvass 801 B Tremont St Saturday 12:01 PM 2:00 PM
Bourne Canvass 278 Main St Sunday 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
Brookline Canvassing Precinct 1 101 Monmouth St Apt 601 Sunday 2:30 PM 5:00 PM
Cambridge Central Square Canvassing 12 Douglas St Saturday 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
Cambridge Ward 10 Canvass 35 Buena Vista Park Apt 1 Saturday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Chatham Canvass 702 Main St Saturday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Chicopee Canvass 99 Church St Saturday 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
Concord Canvassing 7/15 211 Sudbury Rd Sunday 2:00 PM 4:30 PM
Fall River Door-to-Door Summer Kickoff For Elizabeth 132 Highland Ave Saturday 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
Falmouth Weekly Canvassing Sunday 4:00 PM 6:00 PM
Fitchburg Canvass 454 Main St Saturday 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
Framingham Canvass & Phone Bank 280 Worcester Rd Saturday 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
Framingham Canvass & Phone Bank 280 Worcester Rd Sunday 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
Hanson Canvass 1000 Main St Saturday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Haverhill Canvass and Visibility Central Square in Bradford Saturday 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
Hingham Canvass 17 Union St Saturday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Hopkinton Canvass 11 Ash St Sunday 1:00 PM 3:30 PM
Ipswich Canvass 40 Market St Saturday 9:30 AM 11:30 AM
Leominster Canvass 76 Main St Saturday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Lexington Precinct 1 24 Rawson Ave Saturday 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
Lowell Canvass East 33 E Merrimack St Sunday 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
Lowell Canvass West 1505 Middlesex St Saturday 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
Lynn Canvass 650 Boston St Saturday 10:30 AM 12:30 PM
Marlborough Day of Action! 15 Canterbury Way Saturday 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
Marshfield Canvass 1837 Ocean St Sunday 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
Melrose Canvass Corner Of E Foster & 6Th Street Sunday 3:00 PM 5:30 PM
Milford Canvass We will gather at Draper Park (Milford & Congress Sts., across from Post Office). Saturday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Nahant Canvass 3 Sunset Rd Sunday 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
Natick Canvass 14 Park St Sunday 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
Needham Canvass 32 Carol Rd Sunday 12:00 PM 2:00 PM
Newburyport Canvass Intersection Of Madison Street & Water St Saturday 10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Newton Ward 4 Canvass 2226 Commonwealth Ave Sunday 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Newton Ward 4 Pct 1 2226 Commonwealth Ave Sunday 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
North Adams Canvass Saturday 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
North Andover Canvass 345 Main St Sunday 2:00 PM 4:00 PM
North Cambridge Canvass Mass Avenue & Cameron Ave Saturday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Orleans Canvass 195 Rt 6A Unit 3R Sunday 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
Peabody Canvass 9 Main St Saturday 10:30 AM 1:00 PM
Salem Canvass with John Walsh 118 Washington St Saturday 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
Scituate Canvass 38 Rosas Saturday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Sharon Canvass 11 N Main St Sunday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Shirley Canvassing Sunday 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
shrewsbury canvas 12 Founders Rd Saturday 9:45 AM 12:00 PM
Southborough Canvass Corner Of Rt 30 & Rt 85 Saturday 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
Southwick Canvass 33 Woodland Rdg Saturday 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
Sturbridge Canvass 178 Main St Rte 131 Sunday 1:00 PM 3:30 PM
Sudbury Weekly Canvassing 27 & Concord Rd Saturday 10:30 AM 12:30 PM
Swampscott Canvass and Visibility Intersection Of Ocean Avenue & Shepard Ave Saturday 1:30 PM 3:30 PM
Wakefield Canvass 345 Main St Saturday 11:00 AM 1:30 PM
Waltham Canvassing 591 Moody St Saturday 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
Watertown4ElizabethWarren Saturday 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
West Newbury Canvass 396 Main St Saturday 9:30 AM 11:30 AM
Westborough Canvass 17 Gary Cir Saturday 10:30 AM 12:30 PM
Weston canvassing 7/14 49 Kendal Common Rd Saturday 3:00 PM 5:30 PM
Westwood Canvass 679 High St Saturday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Weymouth Canvass 75 Pilgrim Rd Saturday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Winthrop Canvass 164 Hermon St Sunday 2:00 PM 5:00 PM
Wrentham Canvass At The Intersection Of Rt 1-A & Rt 140 Saturday 12:00 PM 3:00 PM

 

Quick Tips for you Canvassing

  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Work in pairs when possible for safety, support, and fun
  • As always when canvassing any neighborhood, if you aren’t comfortable walking up to a particular house, skip it. Remember, safety first.
  • Make sure you have a script, and be familiar with what you are saying. Practice it a few times before canvassing.

 

The most important thing to remember is that you are making a difference just talking to a voter! You want to get an ID and recruit as many volunteers as possible, but even if a voter remains undecided or is supporting the opponent, your conversation makes an impact on the future of the campaign. All information is valuable information! Supporter or opponent, each contact is another building block in creating the necessary votes to win.

 

“Decades ago, as a community organizer, I learned that the real work of democracy begins far from the closed doors and marbled halls of Washington, it begins on street corners, and front porches, in living rooms, in meeting halls with ordinary Americans who see the world as it is and realize that we have within our power to remake the world as it should be.

 

It’s with that hope that we began this journey. The hope that if we could go block by block, city by city, state by state and build a movement that spanned race and region, party and gender – if we could give young people a reason to vote, and the young at heart a reason to believe again, if we could inspire a nation to come together, then we could turn the page on the politics that have shut us out, let us down and told us to settle, we could write a new chapter in the American Story.

 

We were told this wasn’t possible, we were told the climb was too steep, we were told our country was too cynical, that we were just being naïve, that we couldn’t really change the world as it is, but then a few people in Iowa stood up and said yes we can. And then a few more of you stood up, from the hills of New Hampshire to the coast of South Carolina. And then a few million of you stood up from Savannah to Seattle, from Boise to Baton Rouge.

 

…because of you, because of a movement you built that stretches from Vermont’s green mountains to the streets of San Antonio, we can stand up with confidence and clarity to say that we are turning the page and we are ready to write the next great chapter in America’s story.”

 

President Barack Obama
March 4, 2008
Night of Texas Primary
San Antonio, Texas